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Straight White Guy Festival?

20 Jul

Supposedly coming up in Columbus, Ohio in September:

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Probably just a hoax (atrocious spelling mistakes, too, ugh), but that hasn’t stopped people from snarking and bitching about it on various sites, with only a couple “hey, why not?” online reactions (here and here). One radio station reports a group opposing the festival has planned a rally at the same time and place:

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There is a Facebook page for the counter-event, here.

It’d be hilarious if only they showed up… 🙂

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6 responses to “Straight White Guy Festival?

  1. James and the Giant Peach

    July 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    As one of the articles you mentioned wrote, there was no permit for the park, meaning the event was never real.

    Pretty sure the same people who made the new Facebook event are behind it. People want their drama, and who am I to deny them it? They will find it from one source or another.

    What will happen: the white festival won’t actually show up (cause they never existed), then this new group will claim a “victory” that they scared those racist whites away. Good feelings would be had for accomplishing absolutely nothing. “Awareness” would be raised.

     
  2. Will S.

    July 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Alas, you’re probably right. It’s like all these hoax ‘racist’ attacks, from Tawana Brawley onwards, where students, usually females, pretend to be victims of ‘hate crimes’, and even when it’s exposed, they get praised for ‘raising awareness’ instead of punished for lying…

     
  3. Will S.

    July 21, 2014 at 12:30 am

    One also wonders, whether the spelling mistakes were meant as a further smear, “look; these guys can’t even spell properly!”…

     
  4. feeriker

    July 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    If somebody wants to stage an event like this, NYC or San Francisco would be the place to do it. You’d have so few people show up that you could probably host the event in somebody’s front yard. Anywhere else you’d have a hard time finding a large enough venue.

     
  5. Will S.

    July 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    LOL, good point. 🙂

     

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